Whitburn and District Community Development Trust Seeking Passionate Individual for Community Fridge Coordination Role

Published: June 10, 2024


Posted on behalf of Whitburn and District Community Development Trust

Are you passionate about addressing food insecurity and reducing food waste within our community? The Whitburn and District Community Development Trust is currently seeking a dedicated individual to join our team in the role of Community Fridge Coordinator.

Position Details:

  • Job Title: Community Fridge Coordinator
  • Location: Whitburn (On-site)
  • Type: Part-time (20 hours per week)
  • Salary: £21,840 pro-rata (£12 per hour)
  • Closing Date: 16th June 2024

About the Community Fridge: Established in early 2020, the Community Fridge project aims to combat food insecurity while tackling the issue of food waste. Through generous donations from local businesses, perfectly good food destined for landfill is rescued and made accessible to the community. Since its inception, the project has flourished, expanding its facilities to accommodate the growing demand. Currently serving 990 members with an average of 150-200 visits per week, the Community Fridge has become a vital resource for many in our community.

Brunch Club: In addition to providing surplus food, we offer a meal delivery service known as the Brunch Club. This initiative caters to individuals who may face challenges in preparing nutritious meals for themselves, ensuring they have access to wholesome food options.

Why It Matters: Food waste remains a significant issue, with the average household discarding £470 worth of food annually while others struggle with food poverty. By redistributing surplus food, the Community Fridge not only helps individuals save money but also contributes to reducing waste in our environment.

Job Role: As the Community Fridge Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Community Fridge. Your responsibilities will include coordinating food donations, managing inventory, and fostering community engagement. Through your efforts, you will contribute to cutting food waste, strengthening community bonds, and ensuring equitable access to nutritious food for all.

Key Requirements:

  • Passion for addressing food insecurity and reducing food waste
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to promoting inclusivity and diversity within the community

Additional Information: This is a 12-month contract position with the possibility of extension. The salary offered is in line with the Real Living Wage, and optional pension contributions are available.

If you are enthusiastic about making a positive impact in our community and are ready to take on this rewarding role, we encourage you to apply by 16th June 2024.

For further details and to submit your application, please visit Whitburn and District Community Development Trust’s website. Join us in our mission to create a more sustainable and resilient community for all.

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